Monthly Archives: December 2018

Today’s Quote

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. ~ Robert Brault ~ _____________

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The Best Children’s Christmas Books

I want to share with you my favorite Christmas books.  I love books, and I love reading to children.  After a gazillion years, these are the ‘tried and true’, stories that children love. Me, too! Grab tissues, laughter, and wonder, … Continue reading

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Quotations from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
( “Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, benevolence, were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in…

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Meeting Author Ryan T. Higgins

I was fortunate to meet Ryan Higgins, a favorite children’s book author, at the Eric Carle Museum last week.  He read aloud his new picture book, Santa Bruce.  I’m a big fan of his Mother Bruce books, so I grabbed that … Continue reading

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Carl Sagan on Books


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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Christmas – The Third Day of Christmas with guests Jennie Fitzkee and Lisa Thomson

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
On the Christmas before we left for Cape Town and aged eight I was in a bit of a quandary. I had searched the house top to bottom looking for my Christmas presents including…

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“I’m Glad I’m There, Too!”

Originally posted on S'amusing:
Morning light dusts away the darkness. Young students make their way to the school crossing post.  It’s tranquil but for the quiet conversations among friends and the humming of local traffic that announces the start…

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